The Malibu Chamber of Commence, the Malibu Lumber Yard and Art Space Malibu are hosting “Made in Malibu,” a pop-up gallery that features the work of local artists and Malibu High School students. The gallery, which opened on May 4 in the Malibu Lumber Yard at the former Kitson space, has been meet with such great success that it will remain open.
Malibu locals and visitors joined the Mother’s Day celebration and artist reception on Saturday afternoon. Featured artist Andrew Pasquella’s contemporary mixed media art elicited conversation with attendees.
“After 10 years of working with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), my USDA series reflects on personal experiences … and the compromising of food standards regarding use of the official ‘organic’ certification logo,” Pasquella said. “Once a symbol of integrity, it has been disingenuously transformed into a commodity, increasingly deployed beyond its origin.”
Other artists featured include Wes Van Dyke, Elizabeth Anthony, Carla Bates, Michelle Geft, Jon Krawcyzyk, Kandy Lozano, Will Pierce, Neil Rodionoff, Sylvia Chait and Daniela Schweitzer.
“I’m thrilled to see the city and people of Malibu rally around local artists,” Pasquella shard. “There’s a small but vibrant art scene in Malibu and it’s important to support the few outlets left that artist here have.”